Brothers Donald Trump, Jr. (l.) and Eric Trump (r.) are pictured with a leopard that they killed on their trip to Zimbabwe. And now their father is defending them, which may doom his presidential campaign.
Bad press has so far been like fertilizer to Donald Trump’s popularity. But his defense of his sons’ sport of slaughtering exotic African animals could be the kill shot to his presidential aspirations now that possibly both Cecil the lion and his brother Jericho have been slaughtered.G
In case you don’t know, the Trump boys went on a kill safari in 2012, and proudly posed with the African leopard and water buffalo they had slaughtered. Another photo shows them laughing beside a noose from which hangs an alligator. Does it get worse than two great white hunters and an animal noose in Africa?
There’s even the horrific photo of Donald Jr. smiling while holding the bloody, severed tail of, yes, the elephant he shot.
This elephant slaughter “sport” they love, is, surprisingly even more prolific than the barbarism of lion killing.
Take a wild guess at the number of elephants killed by terrorists (yes, terrorists) — hunters and poachers in Africa every day.
The shocking truth is that 96 African elephants are killed each day by not just poachers, but by scum terrorists like Joseph Kony and his “Lord’s Resistance Army.”
These vicious beasts trade the ivory from the gentle beasts in exchange for “bush currency” to buy guns and weapons. Terror supporting terror. According to John Calvelli, executive vice president of the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the NYC zoos and aquariums as well as those in 60 other countries, “Thirty-five thousand forest elephants a year — one every 15 minutes — are killed in Africa, which means they will become extinct in our lifetimes. The numbers have gone from 1.2 million elephants in Africa in 1980 to fewer than 400,000 now.”
And life is as dangerous for the park rangers assigned to protect the beasts of the bush. One ranger is killed every three days.
Calvelli helped found “96 Elephants,” an organization whose function is to stop the killing, trafficking and demand for ivory. Last August, Gov. Cuomo made the sale of ivory illegal in New York State and a similar ban is now in effect in New Jersey.
So who are zookeepers to talk about animal rights?